The Sun Wheel / Vadda Chakkar: A Sikh Martial Art Turned Flow Art

(日本語はこちら) I first encountered the subject of this article at EJC 2019. I was taken back by the mesmerizing effect of this spinning prop and had to try it out for myself. The prop was introduced to me as a sun wheel. Since then, I’ve seen it online a number of times and saw it again in person at the …

Alexander Kiss – an Era of Juggling – Part 2

(Haz clic aquí para español.) In this second part, we will see three of the jugglers who were from the generation of Alexander Kiss, one of the best and most technical in the world. If you haven’t read the first part, you can click here. The same generation is understood as the artists who were born a few years before …

The Juggling Props of Jay Green – Part 2

Jay Green (born Gerald Greenberg) is an American juggler best known for the innovative props he has created, including the first modern, multi-piece club with a cushioned handle and foam knob and end cap. In Part 1, we examined Jay’s historic clubs. Now let’s take a look at his other innovative props, almost all of which include Jay’s iconic prismatic …

Alexander Kiss – An Era of Juggling

(Haz clic aquí para español.) The Soviet juggler Alexander Kiss marked a before and after in the history of juggling. His tricks and his artistic career, incredible wherever you look at it, made him the winner of the Rastelli trophy, which cataloged him as the best juggler on the planet. His popularity reached all corners of the juggling world. In …

IJA Tricks of the Month by Gerardo Avila “Goofy” from México | Juggling Clubs

Hello my name is Gerardo Ávila a.k.a Goofy. I am from Perote Veracruz, Mexico, and I have been juggling for around 12 years. I am extremely grateful to Jorge Vilchis for giving me the opportunity to be part of the Tricks of the Month to show some tricks that I have worked on: contact balances and some juggling sequences. The …

The Juggling Props of Jay Green – Part 1

Jay Green (born Gerald Greenberg) is an American juggler best known for the innovative props he has created, including the first modern, multi-piece club with a cushioned handle and foam knob and end cap. He also created the first plastic break apart devil stick and many other novel props. In Part 1, we will examine Jay’s historic clubs. Jay Green …

Juggling News July 2022

Another month, another juggling news! Eivind Dragsjø’s Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwOj6nn06yiENe3zdGxXtA Jugglers included: Joe Cronquist – IJA Tricks of the month Maryan Ahmed – IJA Tricks of the month Said Villasana – IJA tricks of the month David Bravo – IJA Tricks of the month Oscar Carrillo – 6 ball force bounce world record Oscar Carrillo – 5 ball force bounce world …

The Adventures of a Juggling Mother

(Haz clic aquí para español.) “Thanks to life, thanks to the circus.” Paola Ripe. The study, analysis and questioning of the plastic arts led Paola to express her feelings with other artistic disciplines: the circus. It turns out that, for Paola, the business and the subjectivity of art are two reasons why many artistic currents are on the decline. She …

An Experiment With Bob Bramson’s Wooden Hoops

(日本語はこちら) I often bring something to the IJA Festival for jugglers to try. A couple of times I brought the Chaos Clubs, which are the world’s most difficult clubs to juggle. You can see videos of the Chaos Clubs being attempted below. As the 2022 IJA Festival was getting closer, I saw online that a number of talented hoop jugglers …